Project Miracle Whip - 1968 510 4door s13 sr20det

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Baz
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Re: Project Miracle Whip - 1968 510 4door s13 sr20det

Postby Baz » 29 Jan 2017 02:49

Glad to see you received your parts quickly... We specified the scissor jack in the fitting instructions as very few home builders have a portapower kit. The width of the cover is deliberately slightly narrower. Pushing down on the cover will result in a tight fit. If it hits the transmission, that's out of the ordinary....

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Re: Project Miracle Whip - 1968 510 4door s13 sr20det

Postby sssexxx » 04 Feb 2017 22:36

Another Saturday at the shop checking on Project Miracle Whip....

Center mounted e-brake is fabricated and welded in. Yes, that is from an s13.....

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It looks a little "drifty" from this angle, but we just used this one to mock up. It was actually in a drift car and was modified. The final version will not do this lol...

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Keen eyes should note that the Autopower Rollcage is in...

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Welded in actually, just thought that it was the smartest and safest option...

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Re: Project Miracle Whip - 1968 510 4door s13 sr20det

Postby sssexxx » 04 Feb 2017 22:53

We also managed to swap out the throttle linkage to s13 too. Wilwood pedals are coming in soon for brake and clutch pedal.

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An unnecessary and gratuitous cage shot inside the car...

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Then it was seat placement and height test fit time. I am going to go with NRG Carbon Fiber seats since I could not find a vintage one for a reasonable price. Really wanted AutoLook, but just can't pay that for it. I'm also super tall and they didn't look too comfortable or practical...

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Next was a quick suspension mock-up. Good news, everything fits. Bad news, brakes are going to have to go. At least new pistons for the front and a rear mounted rotor. Not to mention the bracket didn't line up. ARGH!!!!

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I'm also 90% sure I am going to pull the trigger on an MR2 manual rack and pinion conversion. It would actually be relatively cost effective as I need to refurbish my steering box...

Anyway, let's check on the progress of the fuel cell and the false floor...

Here you can see the basket is removable for when life calls for chaos...

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Basket in..

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Fuel cell in...

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I also made the executive decision that the hinges suck painted. Going to strip them, plate pieces of them, refurbish them and then have them painted matte black... just seems a better long term strategy..

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Until next time....

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Re: Project Miracle Whip - 1968 510 4door s13 sr20det

Postby dscottdatsun » 06 Feb 2017 21:00

Great work! Inspiring to say the least

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Re: Project Miracle Whip - 1968 510 4door s13 sr20det

Postby sssexxx » 06 Feb 2017 21:13

dscottdatsun wrote:Great work! Inspiring to say the least


Thank you! It feels good to hear someone else thinks so. Fabrication is not cheap.

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Re: Project Miracle Whip - 1968 510 4door s13 sr20det

Postby RMS » 06 Feb 2017 21:39

great work! always love contrast on between the cage and body

I think extra work on the hinges is worth it...should have gone black manganese on the pins.
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two_68_510s wrote:I guess our donkeys are quicker then your sled dogs!

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Re: Project Miracle Whip - 1968 510 4door s13 sr20det

Postby sssexxx » 06 Feb 2017 22:06

RMS wrote:great work! always love contrast on between the cage and body

I think extra work on the hinges is worth it...should have gone black manganese on the pins.
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Those look really good! Making me jealous over here. I want to do the exact same thing with a matte black color. Also considering doing the hood and trunk hinges.

Thanks for the compliment on the contrast with the roll cage. Black and white is so timeless and simple, I didn't want anything outlandish.


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